Liquid Facelift vs. Traditional Facelift: Which is Right for You?

Liquid Facelift vs. Traditional Facelift: Which is Right for You?

Liquid Facelift vs. Traditional Facelift: Which is Right for You?

Posted on August 2nd, 2023

Today, it is Dr. Rosenthal's pleasure to delve into the topic of comparing the Liquid Facelift with that of the Facelift. 

As an experienced Plastic Surgeon serving the communities of Fairfield, Westport, Greenwich, and New York. 

Dr. Rosenthal understands the importance of making informed decision when it comes to facial rejuvenation. 

Understanding the benefits and options available allows you to be an informed decision maker is his goal. 

Dr. Rosenthal will explore the two of the popular procedures, to help you determine which one is optimal for you.

The Quest for Youthful Radiance

For many of us, the desire to look and feel youthful never fades. The human body is an amazing organism that requires constant upkeep. A healthy lifestyle which includes exercise, healthful eating habits and mindfulness along with cosmetic procedures will maintain or restore your ideal appearance.

Over time, the natural aging process can lead to sagging skin & muscles, wrinkles and loss of facial volume. 

As we all age the facial volume diminishes due to the loss of underlying deep fat, muscle and bone.

This loss of facial volume leaves the face hollow, concave and sunken with folds of skin hanging along the sides of the mouth & the neck.  

The deep hollows below the eyes are attributable to this loss of volume.

Natural rejuvenation requires evaluation of the face & neck followed by choosing the ideal procedures that will afford each patient a refreshed and natural glow.

Both the Liquid Facelift, which is a non-surgical option, and the Facelift aim to address these concerns, but they do so in different ways.

The Liquid Facelift, also known as the non-surgical facelift, is an innovative procedure that uses a combination of various dermal fillers to restore volume, shape and smooth out depressions due to volume loss. 

During the treatment, Dr. Rosenthal artistically administers hyaluronic acid-based fillers, such as RHA and Restylane to re-contour and smooth the face and neck: along with Micro-Xeomin and Micro-Botox to target and reduce lines and wrinkles. 

Radiesse is a superb filler which is calcium based. It is used to lift and support the deeper structures of the cheeks and jawline.  

Additionally, it has a vast collagen stimulating effect to improve skin quality.

This approach is ideal for individuals with mild to moderate signs of aging who prefer a non-invasive solution. 

The results are immediate, allowing you to see the positive transformative effects right after the treatment, with minimal downtime.

Understanding the Liquid Facelift

The Liquid Facelift offers several advantages that make it an appealing option for individuals seeking a more youthful appearance without the downtime, scars and potential surgery. 

The procedure is minimally invasive, involving only injections, which means shorter recovery times and reduced risks. Additionally, the results are immediate, allowing you to see the effects right after the treatment.

With the Liquid Facelift, you can achieve a refreshed and rejuvenated look, restoring volume and smoothing out wrinkles without the need for surgery. This procedure is particularly effective for addressing naso-labial folds, marionette lines and restoring volume to areas like the cheeks, jawline and lips. 

However, it is essential to have realistic expectations about the degree of improvement that can be achieved non-surgically.

The Benefits of a Liquid Facelift

The benefits of a Liquid Facelift are significant, making it an increasingly popular choice among individuals seeking a non-surgical approach to facial rejuvenation. 

Beyond the immediate results and minimal downtime, this procedure is also customizable, allowing Dr. Rosenthal to tailor the treatment to your specific concerns and desired outcomes. 

The hyaluronic acid-based fillers and Radiesse used in a Liquid Facelift are safe and biocompatible, providing natural-looking and long-lasting results. 

Both the Hyaluronic Acids and Radiesse also benefit the the skin with collagen stimulation.

Another advantage of the Liquid Facelift is that it can be an excellent option for forestall the onward march of time for patients who want to address early signs of aging proactively. 

This non-invasive approach supports lax tissues and improves collagen formation which is ideal to delay the need for more extensive surgical procedures in the near future. 

Candidacy for a Liquid Facelift

Those with mild to moderate facial aging concerns often prefer a non-surgical approach.

The Liquid Facelift may be an excellent choice for you. It is particularly effective for addressing moderate folds, marionette lines, and restoring facial volume to areas like the cheeks and lips. 

During a personalized consultation with Dr. Rosenthal, he will assess your unique facial anatomy and discuss your aesthetic goals to determine if the Liquid Facelift or Surgcial Procedure is the is ideal for you. 

If you have more significant signs of aging or desire a more comprehensive transformation, we may consider other treatment options that can deliver more dramatic and long-lasting results.

Introducing the Traditional Facelift

After entering the 50’s you may notice that the previously unbroken smooth contours of the face and neck are no longer there. 

The facial fat, muscle and bone are absorbed, altering the fullness and soft angular projection of the cheeks. The remaining cheek fat slides downward resulting in cavities in the cheek and bulging along next to the mouth. The smooth and clean jaw line now shows hanging jowls filled with the facial fat.

Your firm luxurious neck demonstrates wrinkled and lax skin with two folds of muscle that hang forward like a drooping curtain.

The good news is that your vitality and dynamic appearance can be restored with a facelift by Dr. Rosenthal. 

The best results are obtained with careful analysis of your features and time tested procedures.

The Facelift is a surgical procedure designed to address more significant signs of aging.

 This procedure involves making incisions along the sideburn , front of the ear and behind the ears to access and tighten the underlying muscles and tissues.

By lifting and repositioning the deeper layers of the face, Dr. Rosenthal can effectively restore a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance. 

The Advantages of a Surgical Facelift

The Facelift offers longer lasting results, often providing a more dramatic transformation compared to non-surgical alternatives. However, collagen stimulation is lacking and often, volume replacement may be necessary. 

However, tightening the underlying structures, especially in the neck area can effectively reverse the effects of gravity.

If you have more advanced signs of aging, significant skin laxity, wide separation of the neck muscles then a Facelift may be an option for you.

During your initial consultation with Dr. Rosenthal he will conduct a thorough evaluation of your facial structure and discuss your aesthetic goals to determine if the Non-Surgical Liquid Facelift is the most suitable option.

During your meeting with Dr. Rosenthal he will outline the process, potential risks, and expected outcomes, ensuring you have all the information needed to make an informed decision.

Weighing Your Options

When deciding between a Liquid Facelift or a Surgical Facelift, it's essential to consider your specific concerns, lifestyle, and expectations. 

Both procedures have their merits, and the right choice for you will depend on the severity of your facial aging, time constraints and expectations.

Dr. Jeffrey Rosenthal, understands that each patient is unique. He offers a personalized treatment plan that meets your needs and goals. 

During your consultation, he will carefully listen to your preferences and answer any questions you may have, guiding you through the decision-making process.

Combining Treatments for Optimal Results

In some cases, he may suggest a combination of the Liquid Facelift in conjunction with the Endolift Laser and PDO Threads.

These options offer lifting, tightening and volume replacement on an outpatient basis without the need for surgery or prolonged recuperation. The objective is to achieve a harmonious and natural-looking transformation.

This personalized approach ensures that every patient receives the most effective and tailored treatment plan for their unique needs.


In conclusion, choosing between a Liquid Facelift or that of a Surgical Facelift depends on your individual needs and preferences.

Dr. Rosenthal is an experienced Plastic Surgeon and Artist who specializes in Cosmetic Non-surgical and Surgical Facial rejuvenation. 

Dr. Jeffrey Rosenthal, will guide you through the decision-making process and provide you with recommendations based on your unique facial anatomy and aesthetic goals.

If you're ready to embark on your rejuvenation journey or have any questions about Dr. Rosenthal's procedures, please reach out to to schedule a consultation.

 (203) 335-3223 or via email at [email protected]

It would be my pleasure to welcome you into our family of patients.

Dr. Rosenthal is dedicated to assisting you to look and feel your best. 

Start Your Amazing Journey Today!

Please schedule a personalized consultation with Dr. Rosenthal and discover how you can achieve your aesthetic goals.

Dr. Rosenthal will individualize your care & guide you towards a more confident and radiant you. 

We look forward to hearing from you!


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